Apologies if this is a stupid question but my only previous experience with SAN technology is using a SAN virtualisation tool (StarWind iSCSI SAN Free). This tool comes with a management interface that allows for iSCSI targets to be configured on the simulated SAN that can then be accessed.
My question is basically: How is physical SAN device managed?
Is an operating system required to be installed on the SAN device and then managed via software? Or can it be managed remotely via an application with no OS on the device?
Thanks for any help.